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Illinois State Police apprehend suspect in Olney child death investigation

OLNEY, ILLINOIS — On November 27, 2016, at 2:21 a.m., the Illinois State Police arrested Glen R. Ramey, 53, of Olney, for First Degree Murder and Predatory Sexual Assault in the death of Sabrina Stauffenberg, age 8. Stauffenberg was found deceased on the south side of Olney on the evening of November 23.

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The arrest of Ramey is the result of a collaborative effort between multiple law enforcement agencies which comprise the Southern Illinois Child Death Task Force. Those agencies include: the Olney Police Department; Richland County Sheriff’s Department; Flora Police Department; Salem Police Department; Centralia Police Department; Effingham County Sheriff’s Department; Effingham County Coroner’s Office; Vandalia Police Department; and the Illinois State Police.

Ramey is currently held at the Richland County Jail pending formal arraignment. No further information is being released at this time. Future inquiries should be directed to the Richland County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Glen R. Ramey, 53, Olney

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.